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13TH Ave Show feat: Owners of IMAGE Studios - Dunedin, Hilton & Julie Bell
BONUS podcast episode! Looking forward to sharing an interview with our Founder, Sharon Fekete and the owners of IMAGE Studios - Dunedin, Hilton & Julie Bell this Friday, March 5th at 8am EST.  You can tune in wherever you listen to podcasts OR watch the show right here on FB. IMAGE Studios® was designed for industry professionals, making it possible to have your own salon and be your own boss. The concept is simple: they provide an incredible space and atmosphere – you bring your passion, talent, and clientele. Together you all create an intoxicating formula for success. IMAGE Studios Dunedin has the added advantage of Hilton Bell and Julie Bell both being from a beauty background. Julie is a trained esthetician from some years back. Hilton has had a diverse career in the hairdressing field, from owning numerous salons, an educator for L'Oreal  Wella, Organic Color Systems, among others. He has been nominated 3 times for Australian Hairdresser of the year, as well as done show, platform, and photographic work. Hilton has developed over many years a unique approach to color and taught hundreds of hairdressers. Both Julie and Hilton understand what it takes to be successful in the Beauty profession. Their experience and understanding bring great empathy to the space, a true appreciation for their IMAGE PROS. #podcast #facebookwatch #dunedin #salonsuites
33:52
March 5, 2021
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you William Horne, City Manager, City of Clearwater Government.
Welcome to the 37th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring William Horne, City Manager, City of Clearwater Government. Bill Horne was appointed by the City Council to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the city with responsibility for all departments except the City Attorney's Office. He is one of only two employees who reports directly to the Council. He is directly responsible for 1685 employees and accountable for the annual operating and capital budget of $385 million. With a wealth of management experience in dynamic and fast paced environments, Bill came to Clearwater in 1998 as the General Support Services Administrator. Prior to that, he served as a Colonel in the United States Air Force. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Tulsa, a Masters in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University, and a Masters in Political Science from Auburn University. In September 2005, Bill was designated a Credentialed Manager by the International City County Manager Association (ICMA). The objective of the City Manager’s Office is to support the Mayor and City Council vision, mission and strategic direction to ensure that the Clearwater government provides the municipal services and infrastructure necessary for a high quality of life for all our citizens. Clearwater is governed by a Council/Manager form of government with the City Manager, appointed by the City Council, serving as the chief executive and administrative officer of the city. The City Manager is a professional administrator retained by the City Council to administer the day-to-day operations and services of the city. The City Manager administers policies and legislation adopted by the City Council, directs all departments, offices and operations of the city, and prepares and administers the annual budget.
23:51
March 1, 2021
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Leadership AMPLIFIED
Welcome to the 36th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we will be discussing Leadership AMPLIFIED! In today’s world of remarkable social and technological change, increasing health and economic uncertainties, cultural transformations and polarizing attitudes towards governance, the need for genuine and sustainable leadership at all levels of society, and within every community, has never been more clear. For those who recognize that leadership is not a merely a result of one’s title or station in life but rather something more fundamental, we have an extraordinary opportunity for you... AMPLIFY Clearwater has partnered with coCelerate - a premier in person and virtual training and coaching company specializing in the design and delivery of sophisticated leadership development programs - for the inaugural Leadership Amplified Program beginning in March, 2021. coCelerate utilizes evidenced-based models within the social sciences along with proprietary diagnostics, frameworks and methods of delivery that accelerate the personal and professional growth of civic and business leaders allowing them to measurably enhance their individual success and increase the value they bring to their organizations, and within their communities. coCelerate facilitators have decades of experience drawing upon a range of proven training and coaching techniques that get underneath the surface of performance to redefine genuine leadership as the ultimate outcome of unique mindsets, attitudes and a range of conscientious behaviors that are grounded in the being-ness of partnership with others. Our program’s participants discover that their true capacity for Leadership is not a function of their abilities (strengths and achievements) but rather an expression of their Responsibility... their commitment to transcend comfort and convenience and expand their capacity to truly be in service to others for the common good. We also recognize that actual leadership is not something that can simply be learned by taking courses or reading a stack of books. It requires a disciplined practice with creative methods for continual reinforcement and accountability, which are essential aspects of our program’s curriculum. We invite you to learn more about how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity for personal discovery, challenge and achievement within a supportive and empowering team environment. coCelerate Lead Trainers: - Ralph Campbell - Francis Jay Caputo - Laurie A. Watkins
24:02
February 22, 2021
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Donald F. Ewing Jr., President & CEO Florida Business Software Solutions
Welcome to the 35th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Donald F. Ewing Jr., President & CEO Florida Business Software Solutions. Donald F. Ewing Jr., a resident of Florida since 1971, moved to Pensacola to serve in the Naval Air Reserve for six years and finish his college education with a BS degree from the University of West Florida. He then began a career in computers and software with Digital Systems. They were acquired in 1982 and after some time off traveling, Mr. Ewing moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1983 where he started a MicroAge Computer Stores franchise with offices in Clearwater, Tampa, and Tallahassee. He sold the business in 1990, bought a 45’ sailboat and took a year off to explore the high seas. In 1991 Ewing founded Florida Business Software Solutions LLC, a Clearwater-based business software consultancy. FLBSS provides complete business software solutions (ERP) and efficiency consulting to small and medium businesses in Equipment Sales and Service, Wholesale Distribution and Route /Mobile Sales throughout the U.S. In 2016 FLBSS was honored by the Clearwater Chamber as small business of the year! Ewing served as one of the founding members and President of the Council of North CountyNeighborhoods (CNCN), a community advocacy group in northern Pinellas County for 9years. For the past 10 years he serves on the Board of the Amplify Clearwater Chamber of Commerce and is chair of the Public Policy committee. He is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Clearwater Jolley Trolley. He also co-chaired the Yes for Greenlight campaign, supporting a November 2014 ballot referendum for enhanced public transportation in Pinellas. Mr. Ewing’s is also very involved in his community serving 4 years as VP of the Island Estates Civic Association and in 2020 was elected President. He has one son, Hunter, who graduated in 2016 from Florida State University with a BS degree in Biology. His residence is in Clearwater and he works for Morton Plant Hospital in the cardiac OR. He is attending school with the goal of becoming a PA.
21:48
February 15, 2021
Bonus episode of "AMPLIFY Your Business Through Social Media"
On this SPECIAL episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media, we are delighted to show the recording of our event "AMPLIFY Your Business Through Social Media" from yesterday, with the Founder & Owner of 13th Ave Media, Sharon Fekete! We discussed: - Organic social media vs paid - Best platforms - Storytelling - Instagram REELS - AND MORE!
55:50
February 12, 2021
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Paul Holmes, Owner/Operator, EBIC
Welcome to the 34th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Paul Holmes, Owner/Operator, EBIC. Paul Holmes is a Clearwater native, born at Morton Plant Hospital. He is a husband, father of two amazing boys, firefighter paramedic and a first-time business owner. Paul loves everything about health and wellness, and love sharing his passion for it with others. He and his wife wanted to create a place where people could go to improve their health. A place that focuses not only on improving general health but also preventive treatments so they opened Enhanced Body Ivology & Cryogenics in Dunedin in November of 2020. They wanted to give people options besides taking medications or opting for surgery. They believe in everything they offer and have used their treatments for years themselves. They love to see people change the direction of their life and overall well-being.
16:42
February 8, 2021
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP®, CEO of Provise Management Group, LLC
Welcome to the 33rd episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP®, CEO of Provise Management Group, LLC. Ray is Chairman and CEO of ProVise Management Group, LLC located in Clearwater, Florida, a full- service financial planning firm which is a Registered Investment Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ProVise is one of the largest financial planning firms in the country and manages approximately $1.6 billion as of December 31, 2020. Additionally, Ray is a Certified Financial Planner TM (CFP®). He served on the Board of Directors for the CFP Board of Standards, Inc. and was Chair of the Board in 2014. Ray also served on the Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association (FPA), National Advisor’s Trust Company (NATC), and as a Board observer for National Financial Partners, Inc. as well as numerous community boards. He currently serves on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as their public member. Ray has spoken to many public and civic organizations and business conferences throughout the United States. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Tampa Bay Times, and Business Week. He has appeared on radio and television, speaking in his easily understood language with his relaxed, informal approach. For over ten years, he hosted radio’s "Talking MoneyTM." He has authored articles on numerous financial topics. Ray was featured as one of America’s best financial planners in the book Secrets of the Wealth Makers. He was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Financial Planning Association of Tampa Bay in 2005 and the P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award in 2016 by the Financial Planning Association for his qualities and contributions that demonstrated superior professionalism. Additionally, he was selected as Mr. Clearwater by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2017 for his contributions to the Chamber and the Greater Clearwater Community.
15:44
February 1, 2021
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Michael Buis, Co-Founder of Fetch
Welcome to the 32nd episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Michael Buis, Co-Founder of Fetch! Michael grew up in the construction industry and worked as a carpenter through high school and college. In 2009 he graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. The following year Michael became a Florida Certified Building Contractor and Florida Certified Roofing Contractor. From 2010 through 2015 he was a co-owner and the licensed contractor for a construction and roofing company. This company later evolved into a company that purchased, renovated, and sold distressed properties. After the real estate market changed, he co-founded a remodeling company. This company specialized in mid to high end kitchen and bathroom renovations. In late 2017 he changed career paths and applied for the Saint Petersburg College Law Enforcement Academy, which he completed in 2018. After passing the Florida State Officers Certification Examination Michael became a Police Officer. After a couple years of being a Police Officer Michael, his brother Garrett, and father Butch founded Blue Fetch, which used their construction experience to develop the idea.
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January 25, 2021
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Terry Allen Jones, Executive Director for the Clearwater Neighborhood Family Center
Welcome to the 31st episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Terry Allen Jones, Executive Director for the Clearwater Neighborhood Family Center! Terry Allen Jones was born in Sacramento, CA, and traveled extensively as an Air Force Dependent. He holds a B.A. degree in Theatre with a minor in Business Management. He is a certified trainer in Conflict Resolution, Listening Projects, Parent Education, Drug & Alcohol Prevention initiatives and is used nationwide as a trainer infusing the performing arts as a mechanism to teach and retain information. He also is an international seminar leader and has trained youth, law enforcement, educators and businesses on a wide variety of subjects including youth/adult partnerships, classroom management, crime prevention, community organizing, dealing with difficult people, coaching and team building skills and public speaking throughout the Caribbean, Canada and Brazil. Terry was a Marketing Executive for the Xerox Corporation but left to pursue his real loves in life – Acting and Youth Development. Terry has given over 9,000 presentations/workshops to schools, churches, businesses, communities and conferences. He has written several screenplays about violence, directed and produced several youth groups who created and performed skits, pantomimes and music videos. He has presented his workshop, “Are You Programming AND Skillgramming” and an Eye For An Eye Park and Recreation Departments Nationwide. He has trained Florida Park & Recreation Center Directors in Conflict Resolution and infusing soft skills into recreation programming. Terry is an Education Consultant, Prevention Specialist and is/was a member of the following boards: *FL State Parks & Recreation *Prevent! Of Brevard *Senior Volunteer Program *SAG *Palm Beach County Partnership *SADD *The Florida Prevention Association *MADD *March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation *The Cocoa Village Playhouse *The Florida Film Investment Corporation *The Florida Motion Picture & TV Association Terry served as primary advisor for the Army Reserve on matters relating to Children, Youth and School Services including child care information, referrals, school support services, parent initiatives and youth development opportunities. Terry is presently the Executive Director for the Clearwater Neighborhood Family Center. In his three years he has implemented several new youth programs; Rising Above! TV, The Rising Above! Leadership Conference, JumpStart Your Life! and the Red Ribbon initiative. The youth at the center have created and performed in several videos dealing with education, the Pandemic and Mental Illness. He calls this organization “home”.
22:06
January 18, 2021
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Tracy West, Tournament director for the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship
Welcome to the 30th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Tracy West, Tournament director for the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship! Tracy West is the tournament director for the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship. In her role she leads the strategic and overall management efforts for this official PGA TOUR professional golf tournament, played at Innisbrook Golf Resort. The event is the largest signature sporting event in Pinellas County, annually attracting over 130,000 patrons, 350 corporate partners and 2,000 volunteers and raising over $2 million annually for 80 regional charities. She is co-founder, executive vice president and partner of Pro Links Sports since 1993 and is responsible for the general oversight of the PGA TOUR’s Wells Fargo Championship and 3M Open and various other company projects. She has been involved in management of 60+ pro tournaments throughout her career including tournament management nationwide for PGA TOUR Champions Tour events and U.S. Senior Opens. Prior to joining the Valspar Championship in May 2014, for six years West took a break from pro golf tournament management to serve as the senior director of development and signature programs for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, leading the fundraising efforts for this clinical program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She developed multiple large signature fundraising events, including the Run to Home Base in Fenway Park, raising millions of dollars annually. West serves on the board for the PGA TOUR Tournament Advisory Council, Habitat for Humanity Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, The First Tee of Tampa Bay, AMPLIFY Clearwater (regional Chamber of Commerce), Tampa Bay Sports Commission, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Truist Local Advisory Board (Pinellas County), National Leadership Council for Women of Color Golf and served on the 2019 NCAA Women’s Final Four Local Organizing Committee. She is a member of WISE Tampa (Women In Sports & Entertainment). West has an MBA in Marketing from Michigan State University and a B.S. Finance & Economics from Lake Superior State University.
26:36
January 11, 2021
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you James Poulter, Chief Executive Officer of Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
Welcome to the 29th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring James Poulter, Chief Executive Officer of Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club! Born and raised in Derby, England, James studied English Law and Business at South East Derbyshire College. He moved to Pinellas County in 2003 and started his career path with nonprofit work in the United States by volunteering at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. In the summer of 2004 James was hired to help run the First Tee Clearwater’s Junior Golf Summer Camp Program. He has held multiple positions within the Foundation and is currently the Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Foundation by working with the Board of Directors and the Management Team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies ensuring that the mission and core values of the Foundation are put into practice. Outside of the Foundation James is involved in many other community projects. Since 2014, James has served in different roles for the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce including Board Chairman. He also currently sits on the Board of the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, City of Safety Harbor Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, City of Safety Harbor 3rd Friday Committee and is a Member of the Copperhead Charites Organization that helps coordinate the Valspar Championship. He loves to promote events and other great local non-profits. Grateful for an amazing group of family and friends, James makes sure to make a difference in our community by building relationships every day. In his free time, James loves to play golf, attend local sporting events and spend time with his wife Jenny, daughter Lyla and son Luke.
21:40
January 4, 2021
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Jessica Thompson, Beauty Professional
Welcome to the 28th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Jessica Thompson, Beauty Professional! Jessica Thompson has been a beauty professional focusing on management and business development for over 12 years. During this time, she also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in business management where she concentrated her studies on salons. Her experience has reached multiple natural and organic products lines. During her career her focus has been 100% on natural and sustainable brands. Jessica has chosen to align herself with the US development of NATULIQUE Certified Organic Beauty thus creating strengthen for wellness- based salon looking for business support.
17:12
December 28, 2020
Sneak peak into our virtual Christmas party!
Are you ready for a sneak peak of our Christmas party?? Tune in at 5pm EST, on FB watch or our podcast, to hear great Christmas stories of 13th Ave's team from our virtual Christmas party!
24:09
December 21, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Yaro Havelka, Owner of TOP Martial Arts Clearwater
Welcome to the 27th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Yaro Havelka, Owner of TOP Martial Arts Clearwater! Yaro is the owner of TOP Martial Arts. He’s been married to his wife Vickie Havelka for the last 15 wonderful years. The self-defense style of martial arts they are teaching in their school is Korean Hapkido. Their weapon defense style of martial arts is Filipino Warrior Arts and only available for adults. He was born in Czech Republic (actually former communist country Czechoslovakia). He started training Martial Arts at 14 years old because of his friend wanted to try martial arts classes. They both joined the beginner course, which was very hard and his friend quit after 2 months. From the start of his training he’s really enjoyed learning martial arts. Around 1997, he moved to the USA, and came to Clearwater. "I remember vividly, I arrived in Clearwater at night and the next day went looking for a martial arts school. I found one in walking distance and that same day I joined. Funny thing is, it is the exact same studio I own now.” Yaro purchased the studio about 15 year ago. At that time the studio didn’t have a lot of students; just enough to pay rent. Through the years they have extended their classes to kids and adults as well as an after-school program. Due to their expansion they outgrew their space and moved to a new location. Yaro taught himself the English language from books and talking to others. In school he learned the Russian language for about 13 years and the technical German language. When he signed up for martial arts classes in Clearwater, he showed his instructor the word ‘training’ in the dictionary. To this day his instructor (Rick DeAquila) has fun telling this story. His hobbies include training and continuing to learn martial arts and understand a lot of different styles of the art. He loves to occupy his mind by always learning something new. He has black belts from 7 different martial arts styles, as well as studying other styles. He also enjoys shooting guns with his favorite being sporting clay.
19:21
December 21, 2020
Sharon & Alyssa go to Palmetto & Offer Social Tips
Sharon and Alyssa recorded another driving podcast while on their way back from visiting a client in Palmetto, FL. Tune in for some social media tips, and of course, some humor.  😉
18:00
December 18, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Frank Dame, Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Welcome to the 26th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Frank Dame, Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Frank Dame is the Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Marine Aquarium. He has been involved with CMA since 2006, Dame was Chairman of the Board for CMA from 2007-2008 and was then hired as Chief Operating Officer in 2008. Dam has extensive experience, including previous positions with GE Capital, President of GTE Leasing Corporation, Vice President and General Manager of Verizon Credit, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Progress Telecom. Committed to the betterment of the City of Clearwater, Dame has also held various leadership positions within the community; most notably as Chairman of Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Clearwater Jolley Trolley, Past President of the Island Estates Civic Association, and Chairman of the City of Clearwater Community Development Board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for AMPLIFY Clearwater.
31:04
December 14, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Mayor Frank Hibbard, Clearwater
Welcome to the 25th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Mayor Frank Hibbard, Clearwater! Mayor Hibbard has lived in Clearwater since 1979 after moving from Chicago with his parents. Frank and his wife Teresa have lived in Harbor Oaks for 23 years in their 1925 vintage home. They have two grown children, three grandchildren, four dogs and three grand dogs. Frank and Teresa are long-time members of Calvary church in Clearwater. Public service is an important component of the Hibbard house; Frank served on the Clearwater City Council for three terms 2002-2012, two as Mayor. The toughest of those years was during the “Great Recession,” which the city weathered better than most. Teresa is the Chief Development Officer for the Salvation Army. Mayor Hibbard was awarded the Tampa Bay Partnerships Award for Regionalism twice and was the recipient of the Suncoast League of Cities' Insco award for Leadership. Frank is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas 1999 and Leadership Florida 2007. While being out of office from 2012 to 2020, Frank served as Chairman of the Board of Ruth Eckerd Hall, Vice Chairman of Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Board member of the Homeless Empowerment Program, and as a school board member for Calvary Christian High School. Frank has two undergraduate degrees in Finance and Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration. “I have always used the knowledge of my degrees in my business, and serving as Mayor was always where I put my education to broadest use.” Hobbies include a love of golf, tennis and college football. Contact Mayor Hibbard at Frank.Hibbard@myclearwater.com.
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December 7, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Campus President, Fabian Fernandez at Keiser University-Clearwater
Welcome to the 24th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Campus President, Fabian Fernandez at Keiser University-Clearwater! Mr. Fernandez has over 21 years of experience in Higher Education management both in domestic and international settings. He has been a faculty member, program director, COO, Corporate Director of Operations and of course Campus President. He is also a Board Member for FAPSC (Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges). He has lived in Tampa Bay for the past 7 years and loves fishing and cars racing. He attained a Bachelors in Business Management from Kaplan University and a Masters in Leadership from Balm Beach Atlantic University. He is the campus president of Keiser University Clearwater which has been a proud members of Amplify Clearwater Chamber for the past 5 years.
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November 30, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Teresa Hibbard, CFRE, Director of Community Relations and Development at The Salvation Army USA!
Welcome to the 23nd episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Director of Community Relations and Development, Teresa Hibbard, CFRE at The Salvation Army USA! Teresa Hibbard, CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) joined The Salvation Army in December 2018 as the Director of Community Relations and Development.  For over 20 years, she has had the pleasure of watching donors experience the joy of changing lives through their gifts. Teresa and the love of her life, Frank (yes, her husband is the Mayor of Clearwater) have lived in Clearwater for over 30 years in their nearly 100-year-old old home. She is a student at St. Petersburg College - Go Titan's! - finishing her bachelor's degree in public policy and administration. In addition to enjoying her grands, cooking, movies, and studying, Teresa is beginning to golf.  She is passionate about creating awareness and education around human trafficking and fights for those who are most vulnerable. They have two married adult children, three grandchildren and two golden retrievers and a great dane. Here are ways to get involved and Rescue Christmas for our most vulnerable families. Adopt an Angel (child) or Silver Bell (senior)(https://salvationarmyflorida.org/clearwater/...)  or visit participating Walmarts, Countryside Mall or Achieva Credit Union Branches Volunteer to ring the bell:  www.RegistertoRing.com Accept the #REDKETTLECHALLENGE (virtually ring the bell) Donate at Red Kettles throughout the community. If someone is in need of a Thanksgiving meal, they may register here. https://salvationarmyflorida.org/clearwater/#tab-id-8 For other volunteer opportunities, or for questions about ringing the bell, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Jealixson Jean-Simon at 727-725-9777 ext. 104 or jealixson.jean-simon@uss.salvationarmy.org. Volunteer bell ringers and those accepting the challenge will receive a HOPE t-shirt, and Salvation Army mask.
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November 23, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Sue LaGree, Business Developer at Sea Dog Cantina!
Welcome to the 22nd episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Business Developer, Sue LaGree at Sea Dog Cantina! Sue LaGree has been working in promotions and business development for over 25 years, first as an attorney in Boston, then as a small/start-up business consultant. She first met Fred Forsley, owner of Shipyard and Sea Dog brands, several years ago, while living in New England.  Sue moved to Safety Harbor 2 1/2 years ago, and last February, reconnected with Fred at her brother’s new restaurant- The Tiki Tavern, on Main St. in Safety Harbor. Sue was impressed with Fred’s Florida locations including Sea Dog in Treasure Island, Sea Dog Cantina in Gulfport, and Sea Dog Tap Room in Clearwater and with his locally made all-natural vodka brand “Ice Pik Vodka”, distilled right here in Florida. Through her connections in the professional athlete world (law school roommate is the agent for legendary football player Doug Flutie) she was able to get Ice Pik vodka and Sea Dog beer involved as a sponsor at a few prestigious Super Bowl events in Miami last year.  From there, Fred asked her to join his team and promote his brands as he expands in the Florida market and beyond. Sue is particularly excited about their location at US 19 in Clearwater.  “Our Tap Room in the back of the building remains open while we renovate the entire location –(formerly Cody’s Roadhouse Restaurant) into a Sea Dog Cantina which will feature hand-crafted margaritas, Mexican-inspired food and over 50 different types of tequilas, including some exclusive brands which can be sampled as flights at the Cantina in our VIP tequila room.  The menu was created by our incredible, top-rated Chef, Greg Picard. Recently, St. Pete Foodies gave him a perfect 10 score for what they described as “Mexican food heaven”.  “ Sue and her team can’t wait to introduce this food into our local community.  Sea Dog Cantina is expected to open in late December and they look forward to inviting all Chamber members to a VIP ribbon cutting event!
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November 16, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Susie Sofianos and Dave Texeira, App developers of Clearwater Beach App!
Welcome to the 21st episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Susie Sofianos and Dave Texeira, App developers of Clearwater Beach App! Susie Sofianos and Dave Texeira are local App developers with a very successful track record of developing Apps that tie in communities with their local residents, businesses, and tourists alike. The quality of their Apps is second to none.  Their Apps have the ability to share community information, run city events, produce revenue for local businesses and tie the community together as a whole. Susie and Dave are excited to be bringing Clearwater and Clearwater Beach into the new emerging digital technology!
22:23
November 9, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Jeff Johnston, Lobbyist from Johnston & Stewart Government Strategies
Welcome to the 20th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Jeff Johnston, Lobbyist from Johnston & Stewart Government Strategies!We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Jeff Johnston, Lobbyist from Johnston & Stewart Government Strategies! Through years of hard work and dedication, Jeff has risen to become one of the most powerful lobbyists in Tallahassee. His expertise in the legislative, budgetary and political process has become widely respected by legislators and staff alike and has allowed him to deliver remarkable results for clients. Jeff’s leadership, competitive spirit, and understanding of Florida’s business industries has been instrumental in providing strategy and direction to Florida’s largest, most recognized businesses. He has proven himself to be a thoughtful leader and partner with a proven track record of delivering strategic solutions for complex issues. His close and extensive relationships allow him to access legislators and members of the executive branch in a way unequivocal to others. When not in Session, Jeff can be found traveling throughout the state, participating in fundraising and political party events on behalf of the firm and its clients. He is sought after by clients, legislators and candidates alike to consult on campaign and fundraising strategies, with the understanding that his and the firm’s support will open doors in Tallahassee. Jeff was born in Smithtown, New York, raised in Tampa Bay and received his business management degree from Saint Leo University. He and his wife, Cristina, have two daughters, Juliana and Jasmine, and reside in Tampa. Jeff serves on the board of Balanced Life Warriors, a not-for-profit that works with veterans suffering from PTSD, and is a past board member of the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, he received second place in Florida Politics’ list of Best Lobbyists in Florida.
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November 2, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Misty Wells, 1st Female Host of an Outdoor Show on the Fox Sports Network of "Let's Take it Outside"!
Welcome to the 19th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Misty Wells, 1st Female Host of an Outdoor Show on the Fox Sports Network of Let's Take it Outside! Misty Wells is the 1st Female Host of an Outdoor Show on the Fox Sports Network-Misty Wells has transformed her video series “Let’s Take It Outside” into a new hit Outdoor TV Show. Misty Wells has brought her Show “Let’s Take It Outside” to the big screen for Fox Sports Sun 1st Quarter 2020 to over 30 Million viewers in the State of Florida. Misty’s show is going National & International in 2021 airing in most of the Southern United States on Fox Sports (Sun) & (Southwest) and taking it International with the World Fishing Network. Add in the Digital Networks of MOTV and the Hunt Channel we are reaching over 160 Million viewers Worldwide on digital networks. Fox Sports Sun (Covering the State of Florida) World Fishing Network (Sportsman Group – Outdoor Chanel) MOTV (World Largest Outdoor Digital Channel) Hunt Channel TV (over 150k views monthly on “Let’s Take it Outside”) “Let’s Take It Outside” is a true Outdoor Show: - Saltwater Fishing Inshore/Offshore: Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon to Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo & Marlin - Fresh Water Fishing: Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Barramundi & Catfish - Hunting: White Tail, Wild Hogs, Gator, Ducks, Turkey, Dove & Quail (Rifle, Shotgun & Bow) - Outdoor Extras: White Water Rafting, Gator Wrestling, Diving with 16-foot Hammerheads & - Reef Sharks, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Race Car Driving, Python Hunting, Snorkeling, Lobstering & Spear Fishing www.mistywells.com www.areelfuture.com
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October 26, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Scott Sousa, General Manager of Clear Sky on Cleveland
Welcome to the 18th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Scott Sousa, General Manager of Clear Sky on Cleveland! Scott Sousa has been a highly successful restaurant operator/owner for over 30 years.  He cut his teeth working for TGI Friday’s in their heyday, running the busiest and most successful store in New England.  He won many awards including highest sales growth, lowest turnover and store of the year for over 300 restaurants.  He then took to his entrepreneurial side and partnered with a start-up restauranteur to open four upscale restaurants in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, called Roobar City Bistro.  Roobar became the most recognized restaurant group in the Cape Cod Area.  Again, they won many awards such as Best Mid-Cape Restaurant, Best Restaurant on Cape Cod, Wine Spectator Award for one of the “Best Wine Lists in the World”, Best Bar, and many more.  His Civic duties included being heavily involved in several Chambers of Commerce, heading up the Hyannis Merchants Association and President of the Mashpee Little League.  He was the driving force behind being awarded a state grant and building three new softball/baseball fields, two new soccer fields and one new football field, (with a 2 million dollar budget) all at no cost to the city. Scott sold his businesses in 2007, and moved to Palm Harbor where he took over as the General Manager of a brand new, upscale steak house in Oldsmar.  Again, this restaurant was known to have outstanding reviews and one of the best wine lists in the area.  In November 2018 he went to work for Clear Sky Café, overseeing the beverage program while working at their Clearwater Beach location.  He took over the Cleveland St. store in 2019 and started to become involved in downtown activities.  He spear-headed a project for the company- during the COVID-19 Pandemic- ordering, organizing and handing out grocery packages to over 500 employees, five separate times.   He became a board member for the Downtown Clearwater Merchants Association in February of 2020 and took over as co-chair in August.  The DCMA took on a complete rebranding of Downtown Clearwater, and has been instrumental in developing “The District”.  He and his wife Stacey reside in Palm Harbor, his four children live in Upstate New York, he has three beautiful grandchildren and three dogs.  He is an avid golfer and a runner.
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October 19, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Sharon Fekete, Founder & Owner of 13th Ave Media and The Doctor Whisperer
Welcome to the 17th (SPECIAL) episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Sharon Fekete, Founder & Owner of 13th Ave Media and The Doctor Whisperer! In honor of Sharon’s birthday, we are running this special episode on 10/13/20 so tune in. Also be ready to hear about a special offer from 13th Ave Media! As Sharon Fekete witnessed her physician clients from The Doctor Whisperer, Inc. lose out on social media marketing she saw a need in the market.  Clients informed her that companies she referred weren’t understanding WHO they were and WHAT message they needed to penetrate their audience.  Never wanting to stay within just the medical community and knowing there was unlimited potential to grow an integrity driven modern media company, she applied all her knowledge of PR and social media marketing to a new outlet. We built an engaged modern day media company offering transparent social, simplistic video magic, consistent content production, organic/authentic engagement, influencer marketing, podcasting options, and PR navigation.  Our goal is to make your brand relevant.
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October 13, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Glen Schultz, Owner of Signature Voices
Welcome to the 16th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Glen Schultz, Owner of Signature Voices With over "20 years experience"...10 years as Signature Voices...in broadcast production, we understand what it takes to make your next project sound amazing. You can count on us for fully produced commercials, Narration, Or IVR productions. Based here in the Tampa Bay Area, Signature Voices owner, Glen Schultz, is joined by four other amazing professionals, all of whom are continually sharpening their skills. Glen's background includes some theater as well as voice training, which began back in his childhood days and eventually led to careers in the radio broadcast & voice over industry.
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October 12, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Express Employment Professionals of Clearwater, FL, Brand-It Blue Initiative
Welcome to the 15th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Express Employment Professionals of Clearwater, FL, Brand-It Blue Initiative! Express Employment Professionals, owned and operated by Ken and Diane Frazer since 1996, is a fully service employment agency, located in Clearwater, FL. The mission at Express is to create hope through employment, and to ultimately employ 1,000,000 people across North America. Their staffing firm is able support local businesses in Pinellas County with industry knowledge, and a network of local candidates to support any staffing needs. Express Employment connects businesses with screened and qualified workers in a wide range of skillsets ranging from Light Industrial, Office Services, Skilled Trades in Contract, Temp to Hire, and Direct Hire positions. They, along with their tenured staff, have helped thousands of local job seekers find employment in the office/administrative, accounting, customer service, IT and commercial/industrial, skilled trades, and professional industries. While simultaneously helping hundreds of companies within our community find great personnel for their businesses. Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S., Canada and South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, and the winner of the 2020 Clearly rate best of Staffing Award. Founded in 1983, Express annually employs over 552,000 people across more than 825 franchise locations worldwide.
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October 5, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Amanda Payne, CEO & President, of AMPLIFY Clearwater
Welcome to the 14th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring CEO & President, of AMPLIFY Clearwater, Amanda Payne! AMPLIFY Clearwater is pleased to announce the Clearwater Chalktober Fest! AMPLIFY Clearwater is working hard to showcase the great businesses that make up our beautiful community. This year’s Chalktober Fest is being held every weekend in October beginning October 1st and ending on November 1st. Participating businesses will enjoy exposure from a multi-level media campaign insured to draw attention to our community. The 5-weekend long artistic celebration offers those of all ages an opportunity to experience top-notch chalk art, at all of your favorite hot spots along Clearwater Beach & Downtown. Don't hesitate to pop into each establishment when you visit! During the Clearwater Chalktober Fest, each participating business will be partnered with a local or visiting artist who will chalk a masterpiece in front of their establishment. Artists will begin their work on Thursday with the goal of a Saturday by noon completion for weekend enjoyment! October 1st – October 4th: South Clearwater Beach; October 8th – October 11th: Island Estates; October 15th – October 18th: Downtown Clearwater; October 22nd – October 25th: North Clearwater Beach (Stone Crab Weekend); & finally October 29th – November 1st: Central Clearwater Beach (Halloween Weekend). This is a leisurely event designed to attract customers to all participating businesses all weekend long. We look forward to demonstrating that our community is the best in the market. This effort is designed to bring exposure & locals and tourists to businesses leading throughout the entire month of October. Every business is an important part of our community. For more information, please visit our website www.amplifyclearwater.com/chalktober
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September 28, 2020
13th Ave Show feat. TieTechnology Co-Founder, Jim Eckes!
Today, we bring you Jim Eckes, Co-Founder of TieTechnology. TieTechnology was founded in 2006 with the thought that every customer DESERVES exceptional customer service in any phone company that they choose to partner with. They noticed a void in the industry, so they created TieTechnology with the idea of being the partner that customers want and need in order to run their businesses. Check out their website, here: https://tietechnology.com/
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September 23, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Woody Helfand, CEO & Business Owner of Patrice & Associates
Welcome to the 13th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring CEO & Business Owner of Patrice & Associates, Woody Helfand! After years of throwing caution to the wind and living on the edge as an adrenaline junkie, Woody finally stopped. No more chasing hurricanes to surf, no more 100-foot cliff dives, no more full contact Kung Fu in the ring in Miami. No more racing motorcycles and cars, no more trick skateboarding, no more rock, blues, and jazz bands. No more theater. Looking around at his life one day at the ripe old age of 23 he realized he was the only obstacle in his way of making a success of himself. It was truly an epiphany. Woody cut his hair, put on a tie and began to find out what honest, hard work will bring...incredible success! He and his wife Kathy are the co-owners of Patrice & Associates, one of the largest recruiting firms in North America. While they are able to work nationally in scope, their enormous territory runs from Port Richey, Florida all the way down US 19 to Indian Rocks and all points in between including the City of Oldsmar. Woody is ecstatic to be back at work on a local platform as the last company he and his wife owned was national. He is very excited to be a part of AMPLIFY Clearwater. The short story is that they sold their business after 10 years and had seller’s remorse before the deal was closed. Woody’s counsel contacted the buyer and said Woody wanted to buy the business back and they never did respond. It took all of 2 months to realize retirement was not for them. Muttering under his breath one day he said to his wife as he passed her in the hallway, “This retirement stuff stinks”, Kathy said, “I’m getting a job I can’t stand it.” And that’s how they came to decide that they worked together very well and wanted to purchase a business that would do good for others before they were rewarded which is how they ended up at Patrice & Associates. Woody Helfand brings extensive sales leadership staffing, hospitality and senior leadership experience to the P&A team and makes him uniquely qualified to identify top talent for his nationwide clients. Woody is a Certified Executive Search Specialist. This designation provides the knowledge and experience to recruit talent across all business platforms. Woody’s nearly 25 years as a corporate turnaround specialist helped him learn recruiting as a former HR executive. During his advancements into executive leadership roles he also became a member of succession planning teams for organizations. Prior to his national responsibilities he sold advertising and marketing plans to local businesses and served on many Chamber of Commerce boards always somehow ending up as Director of Public Relations and Profit Making. He lives with his bride, Kathy and their youngest son, Brandon who will return to college in October. They reside in Tarpon Springs by the Gulf of Mexico. They have a total of four children 3 grown and successful are blessed with three grandsons.
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September 21, 2020
Facebook Ads with Myles Wood
Tune in today at 5:30PM as we chat with @mylesallen87 about FACEBOOK ADS!  You don’t want to miss it if you’re considering taking your #socialmedia to the next level. • • A little about Myles... After years of running ads for my business and helping colleagues along the way I saw a need for someone who could run effective social media advertising campaigns in small businesses, took courses to become “official”, and thought what better time to launch Sparkle Bitch than in the middle of a pandemic. Bold brand building and efficient, highly targeted, paid advertising is my goal. Together we will craft the ideal social media experience for your customer. I want to help you tell your unique story, authentically and unapologetically, to grow your profits and business. • • #podcast #facebookwatch #show #podcastshow #facebookadvertising #facebook #growyourbusiness #authenticity #sparkle
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September 16, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Christina Holtz, Owner of Bay Paws Pet Resort
Welcome to the 12th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Owner of Bay Paws, Christina Holtz! Christina Holtz is an owner of Bay Paws Pet Resort, as well as General Counsel & Pet Hotel Division Manager of MPH Hotels, Inc., a hotel development and management company based in St. Petersburg, FL. Christina oversaw the design and renovation of Bay Paws, researching the best building materials and design for pet safety and wellness. Prior to joining MPH and creating Bay Paws, Christina worked as an attorney for seven years at law firms in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. where she managed large corporate accounts and led a team of paralegals and attorneys. While working as an attorney in DC, Christina frequently took her dog Wrigley to doggy daycare and utilized that pet parent experience in her design of Bay Paws. Christina is originally from the suburbs of Chicago and has lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Mom to dachshund Wrigley, Christina understands the pet parent perspective of taking your fur baby to a pet facility and works diligently to ensure that Bay Paws provides the best pet parent experience and peace of mind.
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September 14, 2020
Lightning vs. Islanders & Some Sibling Rivalry
This episode features our Co-Founder, Sharon, and her brother, Sean, as they torture each other about the current Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders playoff series. According to Sharon, "Sean has always been the HOCKEY black sheep of the family as we all grew up Ranger fans in NY except for Sean." Sean has remained a true die hard Islander fan while Sharon fell head over heals for the Lightning when Jeff Vinik walked in and bought the team in 2010. If you happen to LIKE the Islanders, check out his podcast Hockey Night In New York.
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September 9, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Scott Purcell, Owner of Clean Juice
Welcome to the 11th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media ! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Owner of Clean Juice , Scott Purcell! Scott Purcell began his career with General Nutrition Center, gaining unparalleled experience in the health and nutrition space, while also establishing himself as a respected small business owner. Currently working as an owner and operator for Clean Juice Safety Harbor, Scott is widely known for his extensive knowledge in cleansing benefits, nutritional supplements, the effects of food choices, and gut health expertise. While Scott was born and raised in Southern Maryland, his love for the sun and sand brought him further south, and h
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September 7, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Zach Railey, Chief Executive Officer of Single Source Insurance
Welcome to the 10th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Chief Executive Officer of Single Source Insurance, Zach Railey! Zach Railey graduated from the University of Miami in 2006, with a focus in Sport Administration/Business Management. He was also part of the Olympic Sailing Team. Here are a few highlights: Olympic Experience: • 2008 Olympic Games, silver medal in Finn • 2012 Olympic Games, 12th place in the men's one person dinghy heavy (Finn) Career Highlights: • Team Captain, 2012 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team • 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, 9th • 2011 U.S. National Championships, 1st • Three-time US Sailing Sportsman of the Year (2008-10) • Two-time U.S. Finn national champion, (2009-10) • 2008 Olympic Games, silver Fun Facts: Zach enjoys fishing, diving, cooking and home improvement. He also co-founded a charity with his siblings, Olivia Lives. Since 2016, Zach has worked for Single Source Insurance, which provides personal & commercial insurance from commercial property, workers comp, home, auto, flood & more.
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August 31, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Sonny Flynn, Owner/Wildlife Educator of Alligator Attraction at John's Pass
Welcome to the 9th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Owner/Wildlife Educator of Alligator Attraction at John's Pass, Sonny Flynn! Click below to set a reminder of the show. Sonny Flynn is a well-known leader in the Tourism Industry and she now forging a path in the Wildlife Education field for Pinellas County and the State of Florida. Sonny Flynn is the Owner of the Historic John’s Pass “Alligator Attraction” that has been a staple Attraction in the County for decades drawing in thousands of excited visitors annually. Sonny has also changed the Mission Statement of her company to add the categories of Animal Rescue and Wildlife Education Center. Sonny has dedicated herself to saving thousands of animal lives by adopting them or assisting in the relocation of unwanted pets. Realizing the growing numbers of animals that need to be relocated from owners that can no longer care for them, Sonny knew she had to do something. By educating the public through her Wildlife Education Center Sonny and her staff helps visitors to understand the needs of certain species and what it takes to have them as pets. Sonny’s belief is by educating the public about the needs of certain species and which ones are good household pets and the ones that are not, will help eliminate the numbers of neglected and unwanted pets in society. Before jumping into Attraction & Education Ownership Sonny has had a long history of success in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry.
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August 24, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Mike Sutton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties
Welcome to the 8th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring President and Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, Mike Sutton! Mike Sutton is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, where he has served since March 2014. As CEO of a $18M nonprofit organization, Mike provides leadership and oversees the continued delivery of the Habitat for Humanity mission of partnering with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing in Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. Mike is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with experience in the nonprofit sector dating back to 2001. Prior to his role with Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco, he served in leadership and development roles with organizations including Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County and Habitat for Humanity in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from USF and a Certificate in Fundraising Management through Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy. In 2011, Mike obtained his CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification and was honored as an Up & Comer through the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2010. In addition to his nonprofit work, Mike is involved in the community through a number of organizations including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Amplify Clearwater where he serves on the board as immediate past chair, Valspar Championship’s Copperhead group, the USF Alumni Association and the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Education Foundation.
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August 17, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Amanda Payne, CEO/President of AMPLIFY Clearwater
Welcome to the 7th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring CEO and President of AMPLIFY Clearwater, Amanda Payne! Amanda will be discussing "Taste the Town" so tune in to the show to find out more about the event.
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August 10, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Randy Ware, CEO and Founder of WestCMR, LLC.
Welcome to the 6th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring CEO and Founder of WestCMR, LLC, Randy Ware! Click below to set a reminder of the show. Randy Ware is CEO and Founder of WestCMR, LLC, the world’s leading healthcare industry surplus surgical supply company. After facing health challenges with his newborn son in 1991, Randy’s perspective as to what mattered most was forever changed. His family’s experience with the hospital that saved his son’s life became the silver lining that inspired his future vision for WestCMR. In 1997, Randy founded WestCMR as the first company to create a niche marketplace to allow hospitals and surgery centers to manage inventory sustainably, by capitalizing upon surplus products that would normally have gone to landfills. From its headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, WestCMR employs a national and international sales team that buys and sells throughout the U.S. and over 65 countries, while maintaining its sustainable mission as a zero landfill company. With all the success WestCMR has enjoyed as a company, it is the ups and downs in Randy’s life that inspired a passion for corporate and personal giving back that never wanes. Since 2013, Randy has served on the board of the Children’s Dream Fund, where he has raised half-a-million dollars to fulfill dreams for children with life-threatening illnesses. In November of 2019, he took three WestCMR team members Cambodia, to join 90 other volunteers from around the world to participate in a Global Village build with Habitat for Humanity. Through Randy’s life-long commitment to pay his passion forward, he personally charges his family of companies with serving the community and partnering with charitable organizations that are making a difference in people’s lives. As a result, WestCMR proudly donates more than 1% of its annual revenue to charity, which will cumulatively eclipse $1 million by the end of 2020. To secure Randy Ware for media interviews and speaking engagements, please contact: Danielle Drayer . ddrayer@westcmr.com . 727-213-8266
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August 3, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Eileen Crowley, AGM/DOS of Candlewood Suites Safety Harbor Clearwater NE
Welcome to the 5th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring AGM/DOS of Candlewood Suites Safety Harbor Clearwater NE, Eileen Crowley! Click below to set a reminder of the show. With almost thirty years in the hospitality industry, Florida native, Eileen Crowley knows a thing or two about hospitality. “I started back in the days when we had little knowledge of RevPar and ADR” Crowley laughs. “We just welcomed visitors to Florida!” With her roots in Palm Beach County, Eileen has worked for Marriott and Hilton on the east coast. As the Director of Sales and Marketing, Crowley worked regional positions and property level positions. She’s had the opportunity to learn and work hotel operations as well. Ten years ago Crowley moved to the west coast and recently she transitioned to IHG. “I live in beautiful Safety Harbor and I was eyeing a conversion hotel, close to home, but also showed promise of success in the location”. The new Candlewood Suites opened in June and is now the home for many businesses in the area. “We offer an extended stay design in each of our 72 rooms. After a detailed market analysis, we found a need from the medical, government and business segments within our community, for this style of hotel. Best of all, we are able to support our community and increase revenue in our local businesses. It’s a win-win for Safety Harbor/Clearwater NE”.
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July 27, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Carol Moorhead of Dog-Tog
Welcome to the 4th episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Pet Photographer of Dog-Tog, Carol Moorhead! Carol is a member of the Clearwater and Dunedin Chambers, and a volunteer and supporter of the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida-District 8 Pasco,Pinellas,Hernando. A member of the Professional Photographers Association and a graduate of Real Shoots, Carol has taken what was once a hobby and passion and built a business of creating beautiful artwork with the imagery captured in her photo sessions. Her 6 year old rescue dog, Dexter, is the inspiration for her photography, her most patient model, and the best of the "good-boys"! Having loved so many fur-kids in her life, Carol has an exceptional eye for showcasing the story of beloved dogs and horses alike while preserving the memory of them for the ones who love them the most.Carol Moorhead of the Dog-Tog is a pet photographer based in Clearwater, capturing beautiful soulful photos of dogs and horses in the Tampa Bay Area.  She and her husband, Tracy, moved to Florida in May 2019 from Wisconsin, but both are from St. Louis, Missouri. Carol and Tracy are empty nesters who look forward to visiting their grandkids Fiona, 4, and Cormac, 2, in Minnesota when it’s safer to travel. Carol can be found on Instagram and Facebook under the username of @dog.tog.fl Carol’s website is www.dog-tog.com Carol’s email is carol@dog-tog.com Carol’s office phone # 727-541-6647
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July 20, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Sheri Heilman of Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber
Welcome to the 3rd episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. In this episode, we are featuring Owner of Bob Heilman's Beachcomber & Vice-Chair of AMPLIFY Clearwater, Sheri Heilman! Sheri Heilman has been at the helm of Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber restaurant – a Clearwater, Florida institution – for more than 33 years. Sheri owns and operates the Beachcomber and Bobby's Bistro and Wine Bar with husband Bob Heilman, Jr. and son Bobby Heilman, III. Sheri has the honor of being the current vice chair of AMPLIFY Clearwater, a membership organization which represents more than 800 businesses in the Tampa Bay area. She is the founder and chairman of Ocean Allies, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting tourism, businesses, residents, and conservation with strategies to thrive and maintain jobs while increasing the protection of communities, oceans, environment, and marine life. She is also on the steering committee and a board member of the tourism advisory board of AchieveHERs, an initiative of AMPLIFY Clearwater established to be a regional leader providing camaraderie, support, networking opportunities and valuable new insights to women in business. In 1987, Sheri began her work with Bob at the Beachcomber restaurant. In 1994, she and Bob built and opened Bobby’s Bistro & Wine Bar. After years of travel and research in the wine industry, they bought 60 acres in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 2001. They planted a vineyard of pinot noir in Carlton, Oregon, and began bottling their own label. The wine is currently sold at both restaurants. Sheri and Bob have three children, Kristin, Kassie and Bobby, and six grandchildren, Henry, Alice, Ellie, Matthew, Nick and Jackson. Sheri loves to spend time with her grandkids and stays strong by practicing hot yoga. She loves to cook and is passionate about baking. https://www.facebook.com/Bobheilmans
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July 13, 2020
AMPLIFY CLW/13th brings you Scott Goyer, CEO of YMCA
Welcome to the 2nd episode of Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. This week we are featuring President/CEO of the YMCA of the Suncoast and AMPLIFY Clearwater's Chairman of the Board, G. Scott Goyer! A graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts, he entered YMCA work directly after leaving school. He has dedicated the last 39 years to a career of strengthening the community through the YMCA. He has served the YMCA in five different communities, Cincinnati, OH, San Francisco, CA, Nashville, TN, St. Paul, MN, and now Clearwater, FL. His current role is President/CEO of the YMCA of the Suncoast. The YMCA of the Suncoast serves over 100,000 individuals through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, 50 % under the age of 18, in a four-county area, employing over 1200 full and part-time individuals. One of 850 in the nation, the YMCA of the Suncoast is the 63rd largest YMCA in the country.   He and his wife, Devon, who has been his best friend for over thirty-seven years, have two beautiful daughters, Danielle, age 30, and Gracyn, age 26. He currently serves on the Belleair Country Club Finance Committee. He formally served as an Elder at Lakeview Community Church and serves on several community boards, including AMPLIFY Clearwater. He enjoys golf, competitive volleyball, boating, and home improvement projects.
18:30
July 6, 2020
Inaugural Show w/ Amanda Payne, President of AMPLIFY Clearwater!
Welcome to our very first Amplify Clearwater Show, powered by 13th Ave Media! We are very excited to take you on a journey to learn more about all of the incredible businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders. This week we are featuring AMPLIFY Clearwater’s President, Amanda Payne. Amanda Pasdon Payne began her chamber career in her hometown community. Amanda grew up in a small town in Georgia, which she left at the age of 26 determined to see the world. Her adventures landed her in Morgantown, West Virginia where she earned her Executive MBA from West Virginia University. Go ‘Eers! Amanda currently serves as the President/CEO of AMPLIFY Clearwater. She also served in the West Virginia House of Delegates for three consecutive terms, serving as Chair of the House Education Committee in her last term and held the position of Vice President and CFO of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. She is an energetic and dynamic individual. Whether working with industry leaders, proudly serving her constituents, volunteering within her community or engaging for change, Amanda views each step of her path all preparatory for the next. Amanda resides in Clearwater, Florida with her husband Chris, her two sons, J.C. and Jack.
20:58
June 29, 2020
Join us Friday (6/12) for "13th Eve with 13th Ave!"
In this episode, the 13th Ave Team (minus Anish) does an impromptu podcast recording about our event tomorrow!  ✧✧✧✧✧ Join us TOMORROW, June 12th for 13th Eve with 13th Ave! 🚨 "Branding When Everything is Burning: How to Put Out the Fire." 🔥 Click the link below for ticket info! 👇 https://www.facebook.com/events/751849375552690/ ✧✧✧✧✧ The proceeds for this event will be going to ACT St. Pete. Check them out at their website by clicking here: www.actstpete.org or on their Facebook page by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/ACTStPete/
22:03
June 11, 2020
AMBER Salon Sustainability
Amber Lopez works with sustainable salon brands, specifically focusing on exposing salons to organic beauty products.  They are working with ocean friendly products and many initiatives that recycle to combat climate change.   I'm so happy that AMBER is making us aware of ways we can be more thoughtful about our planet Earth through adopting better methods in hair salons.  These products are toxic and then going down our drains and poisoning our oceans.  There IS hope.... check out this latest podcast and stay tuned for ways to purchase online.
32:37
March 16, 2020
Natalie Pindar, Badass Realtor EXTRAORDINAIRE
This episode features Natalie Pindar of The Pindrop Group!  The Pindrop Group, which is made up of Natalie and her husband, Nick Pindar, represents the region's finest properties with exceptional skill using the most innovative technologies currently available. The Pindrop Group offers ultimate privacy and security, speed, and efficiency. Their years of full-time experience have given them a clear understanding of the mindset of home buyers and sellers and a thorough understanding of the regional marketplace. https://www.thepindropgroupcommunity.com/ https://www.thepindropgroup.com/
35:48
February 13, 2020
Support women in business! A driving podcast to see Maria Campos!
Sharon and Alyssa talk about the importance of supporting other woman and lifting each other up on the podcast today, which they recorded as they drove to Tampa to support their good friend, Maria Campos, at her "POWER OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS" event that she hosted.  Check out Maria's upcoming events by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/elevate7.us/events/ Find out more about Maria's professional advisory and counseling organization, Elevate 7, HERE: https://www.elevate7.com/
25:42
February 3, 2020
Custom wigs by Bravadas with Founder Scott Stark
This episode features Scott Stark, Founder and CEO of Bravadas Wig Store. Scott started Bravadas almost 20 years ago following his is mother’s cancer diagnosis. Taking her to find a wig, he realized the need for caring, compassionate environments where women undergoing hair loss have access to solutions that help them feel confident and beautiful. Bravadas has locations in Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia, and Iowa. 
45:18
January 24, 2020
2020 Media Tips FO FREE!!
Sharon and Alyssa share tactics that they use at 13th Avenue Media to help market their clients' businesses. Enjoy the humorous commentary as they share 13th Ave's media strategies with you all.  Topics Include: ☞ TikTok ☞ LinkedIn ☞ Engagement  ☞ Podcasting and Sponsorships  ☞ AND MORE! 
48:48
January 20, 2020
January 20, 2020
00:44
January 20, 2020
13th Ave discusses what you NEED to be ready 2020!
We took a ride to Sarasota to meet with a client and decided to record this podcast.  A discussion about all the things you need to be successful in 2020 with your media outlets.  A touch of sarcasm but plenty of real tips to make your 2020 what it needs to be with branding!!
25:41
November 18, 2019
Meet DeeDee Haddad & understand her BLIND Optimism
Deanna L. Haddad, ICF, ACC  (Feel free to call her Dee Dee - her friends and family do!) Dee Dee is a speaker and a life coach. As a blind divorced mother of three children, she has faced many challenges and struggles. By overcoming these struggles, she's come to realize that they have all been learning experiences and stepping stones to help identify what has become a passion in life - helping others through speaking and life coaching. The aforementioned “here and now” can have it’s share of difficulties and obstacles that one may need assistance to help overcome in order to live a happy and healthy life. Together, we can navigate the changing tides!
31:15
August 29, 2019
Anabel Cruz with the Clearwater Regional Chamber!
We are VERY happy to highlight Anabel Cruz with the Clearwater Regional Chamber! Anabel is a firecracker and you are sure to love her vibrant personality!  Anabel is a super-connector who loves people, and she is truly passionate about her position at the Chamber.  To find out more about the Clearwater Regional Chamber, click here: https://clearwaterflorida.org/
29:41
July 26, 2019
Sheila Neisler of Catalyst- A Marketing Company
Sheila Neisler is the owner of Catalyst - A Marketing Company.  For more than 15 years, she has helped small and mid-size companies deliver double digit sales results by implementing her signature (people focused) 360° Marketing Plan. The average sale now takes 5 to 12 contacts.  To keep the conversation going, she helps business owners and their sales teams integrate “Feet On The Street,” (person to person sales calls), Cause Marketing, Market Markers, Speaking Gigs, Earned Media, Printed Collateral, Customer Engagement, Special Events, Point of Sales and Social Media into one consistent message.   Her philosophy is “it’s not about spending more; it’s about spending more effectively.”  ​Catalyst is an evolution of "preaching what she practiced." Following a career in finance (A.A. Degree from University of South Florida and a B.S. Degree from Florida State in Finance) she started a corporate gift basket company in Charleston, South Carolina. Along the way, she built the company to produce 10,000 gifts annually using creative and cost-effective marketing programs. Based upon that success, she was recruited by an international trade association and a trade show magazine to lead marketing presentations throughout the country, sharing her "real world" experience on growing a small business.   ​After she expanded to North Carolina, local business leaders and clients encouraged her to jump into marketing projects full time.  They valued her "brains more than her baskets" and Catalyst was created. Sheila has a breadth and depth of experience in insurance, financial services, retail, politics, restaurants, medical practices and not-for-profits.  Her work method melds her "bottom line" banking experience with her top line "sales and marketing" passion to drive results.
31:59
July 2, 2019
Lively chat w/ Darryl Henderson, VP Gov't Affairs for Clearwater Chamber of Commerce
Darryl J. Henderson is the Vice President of Government Affairs at the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. In his position, which he has held for about two years, Darryl monitors the issues of the Legislative Priorities at the local, state and federal level and keeps members informed of legislation that may impact its industry. Before joining the Chamber, he previously spent five years as the Senior Administrative Services Specialist, for St. Petersburg College. A Brooklyn native, Darryl enjoys eating New York bagels with lox and capers, and watching Law and Order in his spare time. 
35:34
June 27, 2019
Lina Teixeira, busiest woman in downtown Clearwater
Lina Teixeira is our neighbor at The Ring in downtown Clearwater and SO much more..... She is.... Downtown Clearwater Merchants Association- President  Downtown Clearwater Partnership- Vice Chair Downtown Development Board- Elected official AchievHERS- Steering Committee She was born and raised in Montreal, Canada to Portuguese Immigrants. Moved to Florida shortly after wedding.2 children, Daughter Bianca 22 , college grad, New CollegeSon Lucas,  graduated from Country Side High school and  will be attending University in Vermont and playing baseball.  Worked as a nurse for 8 years, Pharmaceutical rep for 4 years, Co founded clinical research company in clearwater with husband 2001,, still involved. She is a Wearable artist & featured in Dali museum, Museum of Fine Art, Brooklyn, and Atlantic Fashion week.  ( opened for Project Runway winner) Branding/Art photography director.  Gallery owner.  2018 opened wine bar in downtown Clearwater )www.pouryourswinebar.com) as an initiative to revitalize downtown Clearwater. Note worthy: Brought Dali Museum Virtual Reality 6 month experience to downtown Clearwater and organized over 20 events to downtown Clearwater. Directed and implemented media campaigns for Merchant association.
42:56
June 10, 2019
"Kapwing" for Creators!
Kapwing is an online video creation and editing platform for modern creators. Their mission is to enable digital storytelling. We, at 13th Avenue Media, are SO thrilled that we discovered Kapwing for all our subtitling and editing needs.  Check them out here: https://www.kapwing.com
07:00
June 4, 2019
2 Social Media Companies offering tips- 13th Ave Media & SocialVive
We had a brief conversation about what companies should be doing to make your brand relevant in 2019.  13th Ave Media also believes in collaboration so we brought in our fave latina, Michelle Turpeau with SocialVive!  Enjoy!
15:36
June 3, 2019
Tree table talk with some ladies of Working Women of Tampa Bay at The RING
A LIVELY chat with Michelle Turpeau of Socialvive Marketing, Dauri Kowitz the Collagen Queen, Alyssa Palenzuela our Digital Media Specialist and ME!  We cover some etiquette about networking, providing value, being a giver, complimenting others, and the lives of women in business.  Lots of love going out to Jessica Rivelli of Working Women of Tampa Bay, Theo Prodromitis, Jay Marrero, and my hubby Rob Fekete!   Michelle's company is http://www.socialvivemarketing.com She delivers fun and successful marketing solutions to grow your brand recognition through planning and executing business socials and events. Social media strategy and management is also provided.
40:01
March 19, 2019
13th Ave Media turns ONE with Alyssa Palenzuela, our Digital Media Specialist!
We celebrated our FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS today at our swanky new office, THE RING, in downtown Clearwater.  Alyssa and I discuss the celebration and what it was like in our 1st year! 13th Ave Media is an engaged modern media company with transparent social media, live broadcasts, podcasting, PR navigation, and video magic. Our job is to make you relevant.  Follow the signs.
19:57
March 14, 2019
"Hearts for the Arts" Gala ft. Danny Lehan
Join us for the Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation's Annual "Hearts for the Arts" Gala on February 9th, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Central Park Performing Arts Center (CPPAC) in Largo, FL. Tickets are on sale now through the CPPAC Box Office or through our Foundation's website at http://suncoastperformingarts.org/gala.php. 
05:03
January 28, 2019
Woman breaking the mold, Dr. Patti Fletcher! Author, bad ass, Entrepreneur mag contributor & more
Starting 2019 off right with the wonderful, Dr. Patti Fletcher!  LOVED this interview and feel blessed to know this woman warrior!  She is super impressive, see below....  ENJOY and SHARE please! :)  Included in the coveted list “18 Women to Watch in 2018” by Brown, Brothers, Harriman, Dr. Patti Fletcher, is an internationally sought-after speaker, seasoned tech executive, award-winning marketing and business influencer, board member, angel and investor. Dr. Patti has appeared on NASDAQ, Cheddar, Bloomberg, and Greater Boston among others. Patti writes for Entrepreneur.com, Inc., The Guardian, Forbes and The Digitalist, and has contributed to/been featured in Time Magazine, RealSimple, Al Jazeera, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, The Muse and The Huffington Post and many more. She is the author of best-selling Disrupters: Success Strategies From Women Who Break The Mold. She advises women and men, from corporate executives and board members, independent contractors and small business owners, to lean start-ups to Fortune 500s such as SAP, IBM, Salesforce, AIG, Intuit, and Kaiser Permanente. She works with SAP SuccessFactors as a Leadership Futurist focused the role of technology in the talent economy, and is currently Executive-in-Residence at Babson College WINLab and formerly EIR at the Simmons College Entrepreneurship program. She is one of only seven Entrepreneur Magazine expert mentors. She lives in Boston with her family. Connect with Dr. Patti and her leadership team on Facebook and @pkfletcher.
43:07
January 15, 2019
STOP THINKING....EXECUTE!!! Bring on 2019!
IT's ME talking to YOU.... below is a PIECE of who I am....   As Sharon Fekete witnessed her physician clients from The Doctor Whisperer lose out on social media marketing she saw a need. Clients informed her that the companies she referred weren’t understanding WHO they were and WHAT message they needed to penetrate to their audience. Never wanting to stay within just the medical community and knowing there was unlimited potential to grow an integrity driven modern media company, her bestie Scott Reus approached her about starting a business together. He was frustrated with his big brand clients not integrating this modern way of engagement through video production outside of commercials and 13th Ave Media was born. We built an engaged modern day media company offering transparent social w/ live broadcasts, simplistic video magic, podcasting options, and PR navigation. We make your brand relevant in the year we live in. 
16:51
January 14, 2019
Patti Ann chat about working at the Largo Village Inn
You will hear what a shining light Patti Ann is in this wonderful family restaurant in this episode. We just love her energy and zest for life! Patti Ann rides her pretty pink bike to work every day and enjoys her life to the max!
16:06
December 12, 2018
We snuck into Hell's Kitchen in Vegas!
Listen to Sharon completely blindside her husband, Rob, with a podcast interview at 8:00 in the morning, on their first FULL day in Vegas!
21:45
November 23, 2018
Village Inn REGULAR customer, friend and veteran...Charlie!!
Charlie has been coming to the Village Inn in Largo Florida for SEVEN YEARS! He comes in every single day and has created a 2nd family for himself. Charlie is a very special man and we are HONORED to bring you this interview!
14:05
November 8, 2018
Interview w/ Sarah, team member at Village Inn St. Pete
We interviewed Village Inn 4th Street employee Sarah Schultz at the St. Pete location. It was very enjoyable to talk with her about her time as an employee for last 2 years!
08:27
September 18, 2018
Kuleen Shah & I at the TB Rays game!
Not very often you hear a random podcast recording at a Tampa Bay Rays game UNTIL NOW!!! Kuleen Shah is a Partner & Director of Marketing/Media Events at Lockhart Capital and ALSO one of the biggest supporters of ALL things Tampa Bay!!
06:26
September 10, 2018
Collaborative Chiropractic opens August 16, 2018!
Dr. Yodice tells us about the product line MELALEUCA, great for the environment and safe for your household. We also discuss the anticipated opening of COLLABORATIVE CHIROPRACTIC and dismay some of the ignorance surrounding the practice of chiropractors. Stay tuned for the new reveal of the website: www.collaborativechiropractic.com
19:51
August 13, 2018
Dean LaFollette shares about Village Inn celebrating 60 yrs
Dean LaFollette, Director of Operations for (3) of the fabulous Village Inn restaurants in Pinellas County, shares about the upcoming celebration of Village Inn's 60th birthday! We also chat about the vision, values, success measures, and culture of these locations that separate them from the rest.
12:31
August 10, 2018
Jay Marrero, founder of NEOcloud consulting- awesome TB guy!
Getting bogged down in the IT details of your business? Do you worry about the state of your cyber security? Do regulatory compliance issues keep you awake at night? NeoCloud Consulting is the solution to your problems. NeoCloud Consulting has spent over twenty years developing systems and processes that put technology to work for you. They help small and medium businesses invest and use their technology properly to reduce risk, save time, reduce expenses, and drive revenue. Check them out at https://www.neocloudconsulting.com/
19:24
August 9, 2018
Candid chat about HEALTH insurance w/ Dr. Hunt of OrthoLinks
We are hoping this interview with Dr. Jason Hunt, Founder of OrthoLinks, will help clear up some misconceptions concerning health insurance. It is a candid conversation that we hope encourages you to learn more about your CHOICES when it comes to paying for great healthcare. There are certainly many frustrations on the patient and the physician side.
15:26
August 7, 2018
Mobile Neurologist, Dr. Boland, discusses DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
Dr. Deborah Boland is the only MOBILE Neurologist in the country. As the Founder of Be Mobile Neurology, she provides compassionate, efficient and high quality home-centered healthcare to people affected by Parkinson’s disease or other neurologic challenges. Today on the podcast we are discussing DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION, we hope this education brings you value.
15:05
July 30, 2018
Eric Dungy crosses the Howard Franklin to Pinellas!!
Eric Dungy joined us today on the podcast after we shot a video for Largo Parks and Rec about the importance of recreation and sports for kids. An enjoyable conversation about the value of being an athlete growing up and getting involved in sports and how that helps us today in business. We chatted about the unlimited respect we all have for his family here in Tampa Bay and the awesome honor it is for his father, Tony Dungy, to be inducted into the RING OF HONOR! Eric is a real estate agent right here in Tampa Bay and will connect you with your dream home! Check him out at www.ericdungy.com! He has built a roster of national clients in the sports and entertainment arena, aided by his time as a Division 1 student athlete at the University of Oregon. In addition, he has become an expert in his home turf of South Tampa where he has worked and lived since completing his degree. ENJOY!!!
16:14
July 17, 2018
PART 2- Dr. Yodice discusses becoming a triathlete
We continue the conversation today with Dr. Yodice about his early journey as a young Chiropractor.... the benefits of "covering for Chiros" back in 1999.... the ability to determine how he wanted to practice vs what he did NOT want to do in his practice. The extra year of school spent to become a sports practitioner and the CARROT DANGLE of entering the triathlon world. ENJOY!!
24:17
July 12, 2018
What can you learn from a fire with Dr. Brian Yodice!
New opportunities come out of the ashes! This interview w/ Dr. Yodice is all about keeping it moving.... adversity brings strength and new beginnings. Collaborative Chiropractic will be going through a refresh for next few weeks and come out better than ever! Tune in to learn more about Dr. Yodice ... WHO he is and how exciting his life has been!
18:50
July 9, 2018
Dr. Daoud discusses WORLD CUP!
Dr. Daoud, Founder of Feather Sound Smiles LIT up when talking about the WORLD CUP today! ENGLAND was about to play COLOMBIA prior to the interview and it was an intense time since Dr. Daoud's assistant is Colombian and HE of course is from England! It was an enjoyable chat, we DID also speak about CROWNS...just not the ROYAL ones.
05:34
July 5, 2018
Scott Reus, Co-Founder of 13th Ave Media, discusses VIDEO!
I TRICKED SCOTT REUS into joining us today for an ON THE SPOT podcast interview. Scott works with some of the biggest brands... Toyota, HSN, Marvel, Disney and MORE! He shares his thoughts (strong ones) about the reality of VIDEO, the COST, the amount of work, and just some straight up ridiculousness. We've been good friends for a long time now...I think it shows in the way we bicker at each other!! LOL Enjoy!
16:37
June 28, 2018
WTF is going ON in the world with Sierra Bender
Today we talked about WTF is going ON in the world!! Sierra discusses the SUPER MOON, the itty bitty shitty committee, and WHAT to do when everything around us seems so out of balance.
14:22
June 21, 2018
Dr. Hunt of OrthoLinks discusses THE WAITING ROOM!
We had a great discussion today about the always frustrating WAITING ROOM! Check out the discussion here and let us know your thoughts!
08:43
June 8, 2018
Dr. Daoud discusses INVISALIGN
Dr. Daoud LOVES INVISALIGN and on this episode he will tell you why! Start with a consultation and Feather Sound Smiles will examine your teeth and show you what Invisalign treatment can do for you. You will receive a personalized treatment plan then start with a fast, precise digital scan (no goopy putty required).
03:09
June 8, 2018
Sierra Bender Hawaii Boot Camp
BOOT CAMP FOR GODDESSES® & THE ‘SBM’ IN FULL ACTION The Sierra Bender Method for Personal & Professional Empowerment (‘SBM’) is a unique multimodal approach teaching self-realization, self-empowerment and self-love. The ‘SBM’ works to break the cycle of stress and disempowerment and the psychologies of trauma, addiction and sexual abuse leading to emotional intelligence, positive psychology and holistic health. The ‘SBM’, utilizes the 4 Body Fit™ system as outlined in Sierra’s Amazon 5 Star Rated book. Goddess to the Core®. A physical, emotional, mental and spiritual integrated approach to self -empowerment which is a clinically proven and measured system by the Department of Psychology at American University Washington D.C. since 2010 and published for its remarkable results.
03:07
June 8, 2018
Village Inn Story with Danny Lehan
In 1990 when Danny Lehan was 15 years old, he’d ride his bicycle to the Village Inn, where he worked. His first job at the restaurant, was a bus boy; he worked weekends as he was going to school. Then Lehan became a dishwasher, then a cook and then a server. He came home from work two years later and told his parents he was going to own that restaurant one day. Through lots of hard work and persistence, Danny now currently owns 3 Village Inn restaurants in Pinellas County Florida. Check out the story behind the restaurant...
22:27
May 18, 2018
Sierra Bender's latest journey to Machu Picchu
Sierra takes us through a piece of her latest journey to Machu Picchu, the GODDESS WARRIOR TOUR. The Path of the Amazon Priestess is the path of initiation, which reveals the mysteries of the high priestess’ ancient knowledge. The Inca Trail is a place where answers are found and your spiritual gifts are awakened. There are many ancient temples along the journey. Each temple carries its own healing medicine and is the spiritual keeper of many gifts. It is an unforgettable transformation and purification. They prepare the sacred journey with a ceremony lead by Q’ero Shamans. During the journey, the group visits ancient temples, doing rituals, ceremonies and more. Please enjoy this 1st sneak into what the trip revealed. www.sierrabender.com
25:05
May 5, 2018
GOLF & an Orthopedic Surgeon- Dr. Jason Hunt
Dr. Hunt loves his family, Kentucky, golf, surgery, hiphop, & giving back! He combined the practice of orthopedic surgery and the biomechanical aspects of golf to create ORTHOLINKS. Using advanced technology such as the Trackman (gold standard in swing data and swing analysis).... NeuFit (instantly improve limitations in the musculoskeletal system that restricts golfers bodies from peak performance) and DARI Motion Analytics System that allows us to quickly detect a deficiency in motion that can restrict golf performance. It's the ONLY orthopedic surgery practice in the World that combines these tools to take patients to their next level. If you are serious about having your body perform better on the course, they have a solution. Whether you just need to know who far you carry your eight iron, or you are training for improvement, or have an injury or condition that requires surgery, or just experiencing aches and pains during and after the round, OrthoLink is for you!
27:14
May 5, 2018
Interview w/a former D.J. turned rockstar doc- Dr. Mukalel
THIS episode kept me smiling ALL day long! You are going to love this one....this physician was once a D.J. and his wife a professional hip hop dancer....you might even hear some singing....tune in...WELL worth your time! Dr. Jessen Mukalel, I have a WHOLE new level of respect for you!!!
13:31
April 11, 2018
Interview with Amir Daoud, DDS - Feather Sound Smiles
A lovely chat with Dr. Daoud about what it was like to go to dental school twice in different countries and more! We discuss the realities of starting a business and the GRIND!
14:04
April 10, 2018
Women's perspective on Tampa Bay's Synapse 2018 Innovation Summit
A great time talking to Le'Ann & Tracy, two business owners in Tampa Bay about our seat at the table and on the stage. We absolutely LOVED the summit held today in Tampa Bay & so grateful to attend! Leaders talking about innovation and the exciting times we are living in with technology in every business sector right here in our community. Our only criticism is the lack of women on the BIG stage. It is imperative to display a diverse example to our children if you want them to stay here in Tampa Bay and attend our colleges and continue growing this fabulous place we have the privilege to reside in...help us make Tampa Bay a place where just as many women share the BIG stage!! Check out www.leannscheesecakesnmore.com & www.eatfrescofoods.com for more information on these fabulous women owned businesses.
12:50
March 29, 2018
Mark Lombardi killin it in Tampa Bay
Mark Lomardi Shoot to Thrill
26:27
March 23, 2018
Deb Ward ☘️Realtor
Loved interviewing Deb Ward, the Irish realtor ... lots of laughs and chats about EXECUTING!! Enjoy her lovely accent!!
13:29
March 21, 2018
Cesar Lara, MD interview
I had the great honor of interviewing Dr. Cesar Lara today at his beautiful office in Clearwater, FL. We talked about his journey to become a doctor ("healer"), his upbringing, his travels to become the healer he IS today. Discussions about mindset, self awareness, beliefs, hardships, and his ability to step out in faith and take risks. Loved some of the authentic moments we experienced together and listening to his passion to help others. We wish him the very best as he opens his new office in downtown St. Pete! Across the street from the Rowdies and the fresh market...IN the beautiful Signature building. Lots of talk about LISTENING to the SIGNS and how we love Tampa Bay!!! WE hope you enjoy....
45:17
March 17, 2018
Mom & Dad's 1st podcast
When I thought about WHO we are as a company, I reflected on HOW Scott and I we were raised. The OBVIOUS choice of our first podcast INTERVIEW episode was my lovely Irish parents! Don't think for a SECOND we didn't want to capitalize on their Irish brogues for this AUDIO experience. We cut some of the ending then tried to remember where we left off (LOL) and wrapped it up...gotta love LIVE unedited work! -Sharon
19:60
March 16, 2018
13th Ave Media LAUNCH day!
Welcome to the INTRO to our very 1st 13th Ave Media Podcast! We will discuss all things social media, video, pr, branding, aesthetics, design, photography and MORE. We will ALSO feature cool peeps right here in Tampa Bay doing amazing things in our fantastic sunshine state!
01:09
March 13, 2018